Friends of White Flint

Promoting a Sustainable, Walkable and Engaging Community

P.O. Box 2761

White Flint Station

Kensington, MD 20891

Phone: 301-980-3768

Email: info@whiteflint.org


Staff Background Materials Available

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The Montgomery County Planning Board does much of its work on the White Flint Sector Plan in “worksessions” arranged around various topics. Generally, the planning staff prepares background memoranda and materials for the Board to use to prepare for these sessions.

The staff background materials for the June 4 and June 18, 2009 worksessions is now available on-line.…

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Transportation Advocates Should Focus on “Community-Building”

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An interesting blog post on “Just Up the Pike,” a site looking at eastern Montgomery County. Hans Reimer asks: “Is a focus on community-building through smart-growth the answer to getting past these polarized extremes? While Flint, and the new growth policy generally, will be a test.”

http://www.justupthepike.com/2009/06/strengthening-community-through-smart.html
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Randolph Hills Civic Association Supports Draft Plan with changes

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Randolph Hills Civic Association is the largest community organization in the White Flint area, representing almost 5,000 people who live just to the east of the Sector boundaries. RHCA has been active in the White Flint Plan development process, and is a member of Friends of White Flint.

RHCA has now sent a letter of support to the Montgomery County Planning Board, but suggesting some changes in the draft Plan to reflect the needs of the community to the east:

Randolph Hills Civic Association Letter on White Flint Plan.

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Briggs: I don’t see a shovel turning ground within two years.

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Live-blogging from June 18, 2009, worksession #13 of the Montgomery County Planning Board; topic is implementation requirements and staging. Streaming video is available at www.montgomerycountyplanning.org.

Pre-requisites: Chairman Hanson: the Board must establish an Advisory Committee and monitoring program. The question here is whether we want this to happen or not?…

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Hanson: when do we do that?

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Live blogging from the June 18, 2009 worksession of the Montgomery County Planning Board, the thirteenth worksession on the White Flint Sector Plan. Live streaming video is available at www.montgomeryplanningboard.org. Topics for today include staging and implementation and beginning the detailed review of the staff draft of the White Flint Sector Plan.…

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Planning Board Worksession – June 18, 2009

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The Montgomery County Planning Board does much of its work on the White Flint Sector Plan in “worksessions” arranged around topics. Today’s topics are implementation and staging, and the presentation of the staff Draft of the Plan. Live streaming video of today’s session is available at www.montgomeryplanningboard.org.

Live blogging from the worksession.…

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WF Partnership Proposes Changes in Draft Plan

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The White Flint Partnership is a group of large property owners in White Flint. In a letter to the Montgomery County Planning Board today, the Partnership recommended a set of changes in the Draft White Flint Plan. The text of the changes and cover notes are:

Dear Chairman Hanson, 

On behalf of the White Flint Partnership I would like to submit the following email with some minor final comments in regards to the White Flint Sector Plan Staff Draft. 

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FoWF Supports Draft White Flint Sector Plan

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At its meeting last night, the Friends of White Flint Board of Directors reviewed the staff draft of the White Flint Sector Plan to be discussed by the Montgomery County Planning Board at its June 18, 2009 meeting. The Board discussed several issues with the draft Plan, especially the section on implementation and staging of capital and transportation improvements, which will be the subject of much attention by the Planning Board on Thursday.…

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Staging and Implementation Debate on Thursday

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Before diving into the new draft Final White Flint Plan, a few words about the scheduled Planning Board worksession on Thursday, June 18: the Planning Board will likely not take up the final draft until after it resolves a number of questions remaining from the June 4 worksession on implementation and staging.…

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Draft Final Plan Appears

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The Montgomery County Planning Board is scheduled to consider the final staff draft of the White Flint Sector Plan in worksessions beginning on Thursday, June 18, 2009. Today the draft was released.

The cover memo appears here:

http://www.montgomeryplanningboard.org/agenda/2009/documents/20090618whitememo.pdf

The staff final draft is in several parts (it’s a big file):

Part 1: http://www.montgomeryplanningboard.org/agenda/2009/documents/whitepart1.pdf

Part 2: http://www.montgomeryplanningboard.org/agenda/2009/documents/whitepart2.pdf

Part 3: http://www.montgomeryplanningboard.org/agenda/2009/documents/whitepart3.pdf

Part 4: http://www.montgomeryplanningboard.org/agenda/2009/documents/whitepart4.pdf

Part 5: http://www.montgomeryplanningboard.org/agenda/2009/documents/whitepart5.pdf

I’ll post a quick analysis in a bit.…

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